I hardly ever participate in blog challenges or nominations, like never, but Stasia's nomination is simple enough: Seven Things About Me...
For starters, I want my readers to know above all else that I am a follower of Christ. I'm so thankful for His grace, mercy, and love that I don't deserve. I didn't put this fact on my "seven things list" because although it stands alone, it also shapes everything else about who I am. I am nothing if I'm not His.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Psalm 62:5-7
SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME:
[ONE] I've surprised myself: I said I'd never marry a pastor, drive a mini-van, breastfeed (still breastfeeding my 16 mo old.), or homeschool. NEVER SAY NEVER.
[TWO] I am a bonafide neat freak. My house is "clean" when every single solitary thing is neat, orderly, and in its place. I don't truly feel it's clean if things are out of place. That's where I put the "freak" in neat freak. Being real...I easily fall into the sin-trap of striving for a clean house above all else and in doing so allow an idol to build in my life--I'm working on it.
[THREE] I HATE cats. Not only do I hate them, I'm terrified of them. Being scared of cats is something I despise about myself because it's not something I have been able to overcome. It makes going to people's homes difficult (especially if we don't know each other well). I've been known to FB stalk to check for cats around the house before going to dinner parties. Sorry if this offends the cat-lovers.
[FOUR] I love music. I play the piano and sing. Soon, I will begin teaching my girls to play the piano. I hated lessons as a child, but I'm so thankful for the ability to play now.
[FIVE] I have been bitten by the Netflix bug and I'm all caught up with a few shows: The Mindy Project, Grey's Anatomy, New Girl, The Walking Dead.
[SIX] I'm borderline extrovert/introvert. Although I love being around people, I've found that I recharge by being alone. I get over-stimulated easily and it takes me a few days to fully recharge after a lot of social interaction. Case in point: One of my all time favorite things is going to the movies all by my lonesome!
[SEVEN] I have a few creative hobbies, but my most favorite is photography. I'm not what I (or anyone else, for that matter) would call a photographer because my skills are that of a beginner, but I enjoy the entire process: finding a location, staging, editing, and printing. My close friend and photographer, Ashley, posted a quote the other day and I tried to find its originator with no luck. I made a little graphic...
There ya have it...seven things about good ole' me. I would like to nominate any one who wants to participate. If you do, let me know so I can check out your list!
Linking: Sweet Tea Social
Linking: Sweet Tea Social